What an awesome year! Even though we are almost a month into 2013 I still can’t help but look back at 2012 and at all the great content that came out. If you are the nostalgic type (or the busy type and just missed them the first time around), let’s go through our Top 5 blog posts of 2012:
Robert Haydon's Blog
Global Drupal Training Day
Today is Global Drupal Training Day! While Metal Toad wasn't able to participate with a local classroom event (our offices are in the final phase of reconstruction.. look out for the blog post on this soon!), we have a lot of talented Drupal experts that have been sharing their knowledge on our blog right here. We love open source software and give back to Drupal anytime we can.
You may have noticed Metal Toad has been expanding our scope when it comes to blog content – namely a lot of interviews, event coverage, and (soon) a podcast. Because Metal Toad is active in the Portland tech commuity, and because we believe so much in open source software and web standards, we think it is important to try and capture and share as much of the knowledge that is floating out there as we can.
The WebVisions Conference came through Portland last week - and Metal Toad was there to capture as many interviews as we could. WebVisions is a technology conference in its 14th year, and we got a few minutes with Executive Director Brad Smith to talk about the conference, its speakers, and some of the things that have come out of it over the years.
It was sprint time last week here in Portland, where over 20 people came to upgrade Drupal.org up to Drupal 7. There were 5 different teams focusing on different aspects of the project: infrastructure, Git, Project module updates, general upgrade of Drupal.org specific modules, and making the Bluecheese theme responsive.
Predictably, our mobile traffic continues to grow. The most popular visitors are on iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad (#1 and #2 respectively). This may account for some surprising changes from last year.
Countdown to DrupalCon initiated! Metal Toad went to the kickoff meeting for DrupalCon 2013, which is taking place right here in our fair city of Portland, Oregon. Portland is full of people who are enthusiastic about open source software, and Drupal in particular.